August 22, 2007

Cornell Professor Dies in Plane Crash at Age 39

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Originally published July 26, 2007
Prof. Sergio Servetto, 39, electrical and computer engineering, died in July in solo plane accident near Keuka Lake.

Servetto recently bought a single-engine Cessna 150 in Michigan and was flying the small plane back to Ithaca alone, according to a University release. Early Tuesday morning, the plane crashed in a wooded area along County Route 113 close to Bath, N.Y.

A native of Argentina, Servetto has worked at Cornell since 2001.

[img_assist|nid=23625|title=Courtesy of Cornell University.|desc=Prof. Sergio Servetto, electrical and computer engineering, died Tuesday at age 39.|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=71] His research included work in the fields of computer science and applied mathematics, combining theories of communication from electrical engineering with theories of networking from computer science, the University said.

He was also an elected at-large member of the Faculty Senate; his term would have expired in 2008.


The map shows approximate location of the crash site (green arrow) in relation to Ithaca (blue arrow).